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As demand for organic, biodynamic and ‘natural’ wines continues to grow across the UK, people often ask what these terms actually mean. Here’s our quick overview about these very special wine categories... Organic Wine Think of organic wine like organic fruit and vegetables. Organic wines are produced with organically grown grapes, which are grown in carefully managed vineyards without the intervention of pesticides or other chemicals. Certain additives, such as yeast or egg whites, are permitted,... read more

If you’ve left it too late again to find a Valentine’s present, a clever choice of bubbles can come in very handy indeed. Luckily for you, we’ve done the research and present below 6 wine choices at different price points with just the right nugget of information that will make your Valentine feel like you’ve thought about it for longer than thirty seconds. (Tip: pick up a steak on the way home and... read more

We’re a classy bunch in the UK, turns out. Forget French perfume, Belgian chocolates and silky Italian Lingerie; the way to a British heart is through our stomachs with grrrilled meat or steak as our top food choice to get us in the mood for love, so say the UK’s no.1 home delivery recipe box, HelloFresh. Smelling like a barbecue is the bigggest foodie turn-on According to sensory scientist Marcia Pelchat, it’s all about... read more

Helena meets Joe Fattorini from The Wine Show to discuss top wine travel destinations for 2018, beards, near death experiences and of course, if Joe Fattorini were a wine, what would he be...?      Want to travel to some of these gorgeous places Joe mentions? Check out our Wine Show inspired tours and experiences here! read more

B.Y.O.C The clever chaps behind ‘Bring Your Own Cocktail’ have cooked up a date night like no other. Bring along your favourite tipple and let the expert mixologists pour you a cocktail perfectly suited to your tastes. The ideal way to shake things up and impress a date, or go along with a bunch of mates, avail yourself of the extensive snack menu, and have yourselves a celebration. B.Y.O.C has bars in... read more

If it’s romance you’re looking for, there’s no better way to show your love than to give your sweetheart the gift of an unforgettable trip to an incredible destination. There’s nothing quite so romantic as sharing a glass of wine while enjoying a tropical sunset, or discovering a local wine bar, tucked away in the back streets of a gorgeous Italian city.If you’re planning a trip with your special... read more

There are so many wine gadgets out there nowadays, that it can sometimes be hard to filter out the ones that are useless and the ones that actually work. To help you out, here is a list of our 10 favourite wine gadgets for 2018. Watch this space to see videos of these gadgets in action! Coravin Model Two Wine System  £249 Photo Credit: Coravin  The Coravin Model Two gives wine lovers the freedom to pour any wine, in any... read more

We’ve all been there - you’re about to enjoy a lovely, cleansing sauna but you’re just not quite sure whether to hang on to your bikini, or bare all and take the plunge in your birthday suit. If you’re a Brit however, chances are that the thought of public nudity of any kind literally horrifies you. Frankly you’d probably prefer it we could all go into the sauna fully clothed,... read more

Famed for its sunny beaches and film festival (as well as many a rather fun work conference), Cannes attracts celebrities from all over the world. Unfortunately, this means that restaurants can bump up the price of their menus, which makes it even more important that you choose the right venue to eat at! Here are five of our favourites: La Palme d’Or Photo Credit: Hyatt 73 Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France If you saw last week’s... read more

Joe Fattorini took on the Bordeaux Marathon in the latest episode of The Wine Show, and although that may seem like a lot of effort, wait until you hear the details. The distance of the race is 26.2 miles, similar to other marathons, however, this event is different to most others. Here’s why: The Bordeaux Marathon course Photo Credit: Sud Ouest Though the thought of running just over 26 miles may already be giving you the sweats, the people of... read more